blandishment

noun
blan·​dish·​ment | \ ˈblan-dish-mənt How to pronounce blandishment (audio) \

Definition of blandishment

: something that tends to coax or cajole : allurement often used in plural … refuses to yield to their blandishments— Irving Babbitt

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From their phones and screens, unemployed and underemployed young Saudis consume the West’s blandishments, as well as the sermons of jihadist preachers and the enticements of global terrorists. Karen Elliott House, WSJ, "Rethinking Saudi Arabia," 30 Nov. 2018 Saudi rulers mostly have wrangled the factions with a blend of wisdom, manipulation, brutality and blandishments. Karen Elliott House, WSJ, "The Model for a Saudi Reformer," 17 July 2018 Among its many blandishments is an infinity pool that serves as a ceiling for the den. New York Times, "Summer’s Most Style-Savvy Movie Is a Cartoon," 3 July 2018 Among its many blandishments is an infinity pool that serves as a ceiling for the den. New York Times, "Summer’s Most Style-Savvy Movie Is a Cartoon," 3 July 2018 Among its many blandishments is an infinity pool that serves as a ceiling for the den. New York Times, "Summer’s Most Style-Savvy Movie Is a Cartoon," 3 July 2018 Among its many blandishments is an infinity pool that serves as a ceiling for the den. New York Times, "Summer’s Most Style-Savvy Movie Is a Cartoon," 3 July 2018 Among its many blandishments is an infinity pool that serves as a ceiling for the den. New York Times, "Summer’s Most Style-Savvy Movie Is a Cartoon," 3 July 2018 But the sweet glaze of memory, like the blandishment of false philosophy, still offers glints of something darker beneath the surface. Jesse Green, New York Times, "Review: The Chaos Beneath the Chorale in ‘The Lucky Ones’," 31 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of blandishment

circa 1553, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blandishment

see blandish

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The first known use of blandishment was circa 1553

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